Steve Alten‘s New York Times bestseller Meg - short for Megalodon - will get a movie adaptation by Eli Roth. Can this be the next Jaws (1975)? Two men attempt to destroy the monster shark which is huge to modern day sharks, approximate max size of a Mammoth Megalodon Shark are 50-78 ft and at about 70-100 tons. I do not know how two men will have a chance with that massive of a size difference. The book has the monster shark terrorizing California but due to financing, the shark will now terrorize China… yeah. It appears Warner Bros. is trying to make huge profits like Universal Picture‘s Jurassic World (2015) did.
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On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Official Synopsis: Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dismissal from service, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean - carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard - he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon - the largest marine predator that ever existed - still be alive - and on the hunt?
Cast: Rainn Wilson, Christian Hipolito, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Tim Wong, Jason Statham, Mark Trotter, Edwin Wright, Robert Taylor,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action